Sonia Kashuk was one of the drugstore brands I was most looking forward to trying when I went to the States. Unfortunately, none of the items I wanted to try out—except for the cream bronzer, which I decided I didn’t need more of—were in stock at the places I went to… so I picked this palette up instead, thinking it was a good move to stray away from my usual neutrals.
Unfortunately (again), the Sonia Kashuk Precious Gems Eye Palette is not the best representation of the brand. The six-pan palette features jewel tones, of which the green was best performing, imparting color without much effort. I can’t say the same for the others. For the swatches below, I kind of mangled the palette and applied them on my arm really heavily. My palette now resembles an ice cube tray of colorful molten lava.
As you can see, it doesn’t blend together very well, though I would say that the quality is passable. Considering Sonia Kashuk is one of the more expensive drugstore brands, I’m not too happy with its performance so far.
LOOK 2: I used Gold (center of the lid) and the MAKE New Medieval Palette for the other eye makeup.
As you can see, the palette works. Technically. I just don’t think I’d reach for them that often, considering how hard it is to work with. I’m sure some of the other Sonia Kashuk offerings are as great as everybody says they are. I just won’t be in a hurry to try them out anymore.